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of us. >> we learned in today's news conference more of the effort that went into saving his life. one doctor said five times the amount of blood the average human body holds is what they needed to use in this operation. more than highland hospital has. things were frontic for a while. at one point the red cross had to put blood in a taxi and send it to the hospital to make sure they had enough. >> you can see the enormous stress of this past week in her face. >> absent lewolutely. >> garvin, thanks. >>> we are following developing news as a raging fire is tearing through a large home in pleasant hill in contra costa county. flames broke out about an hour ago seen first near the garage in the front of the house. soon after, firefighters were spotted on the roof breaking through it with tools. no word on whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started. we'll have more information on it as we get it. >>> some bizarre claims tonight from the man who may hold the key to an east bay killing spree. the man who lives at the house where two of the victims were found made his first cou
. police won't say what kind of weapon he used so as not to compromise the investigation. both were women on their way home sunday evening. one getting out of her car. the first attack happened near the intersection of lake shore and east 18th street. another two hours later on 18th and third avenue. and deborah lives in the area, walking her dog at all hours, including after dark. >> i walk my dog at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. i'm afraid to do it after hearing about the crime. and this is my life style. >> others say they try to travel in groups or during daylight hours. >> i probably won't come out after dark. >> tony and her friend usually come together but they're going to make a change. >> i was telling my friend we should turn our music down. a bicyclist came on the side of her. she couldn't see her, or hear her. we have ear phones on. >> and those gals decided to turn down music, police are recommending folks don't let themselves be distracted by devices such as phones and other devices in this area and making themselves more vulnerable to attack. >> eight city officials in south
supervisors call for a review of when deputies and use tasers after an abc 7 report. >> here's a look from downtown san francisco. the clouds a little lower and they have more moisture in them so expect some drizzle this morning but warmer weather this afternoon and i'll update you on the chance of rain. >> an update on the cash paying lanes at the toll plaza. everything looking good around the bay area. >> it's 6 a.m. this wednesday morning. thank you for waking up early and joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. topping our news, governor schwarzenegger will arrive in san bruno for a first-hand look at the damage done by the san bruno fire. pg&e facing new questions how long it took to shut off gas after the blast. terry mcsweeney has the vice chairman with him right now to address those questions. >> i'd like to address that question you just brought up, kristen. the problem seems to have been that the pg&e couldn't get that gas shut off in the most timely fashion. what was the problem and what are you looking at? >> we're developing a time line regarding that issue because on
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there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
,000 feet of hoses towards the blast site. >> as close as we can get. there are citizens helping us drag hose. and this is all hands on deck. >> and at 9:00 the following morning, for this san bruno native leaving the scene was almost as difficult as watching neighbors and friends lose their homes and their lives. >> this is probably one of the hardest things he had to do. this is like my family. >> those first crews were so overwhelmed when they got here to this scene that they said they thought the neighborhood would be destroyed and there would be many more lives shot saying what saved them was a team effort many agencies from around the county were among the first responders here and that they're able to work well together to communicate properly. abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. >> the coroner confirmed identity of the fourth victim of the fire 81-year-old elizabeth torres tried -- dried trying to -- died trying to escape her home. >> the national transportation safety board updated its investigation into the pipeline explosion within the past hour. the vice chairman say they have r
for joining us. one east bay neighborhood is waking up to closed streets, construction equipment and a watery mess. terry mcsweeney joins us live from pleasant hill with the latest on a frustrating water main break. what we call breaking news. terry? >> double breaker. broke eight days ago, broke last night here near cay cay way. they've still got the water coming out of the ground here. they say they're doing that to stabilize the pressure and they do have water back to the 40 homes and 100 plus people who were without water, again, since about 7:30 last night. not news to the people out here. it was eight days ago, the very same pipe broke in a different spot but the very same pipe broke. they were without water yet again. crews have come out. they have circumvented the break and getting water to the homes. the street though is in a very, very interesting location. four schools are located near here, including diablo valley college. so in about an hour or so, students start walking, parents start driving their kids to school and this becomes a very busy street. they hope to have the street
debro joins us from the scene of a big rally in oakland. good afternoon. >> good afternoon, tori, what began with a mile long a fremont this rally wasn't even supposed to happen here. it was supposed to happen across the street but it got so big people wondered over there, this crowd actually fits bitter in this space. it sounds like a football game or a concert with all the cheering going on. agreement on the budge it is not in the foreseeable future, this agreement will have an impact on the lives of thousands of people whether an agreement is reached or not. >> our goal today really is to let our families be heard. we consider that an emergency. more than 200 parents staff and kids gathered this morning at fremont sports complex, their mission dramatize the effect the budget stalemate is having on one of the largest child care centers. >> three out of my five need the child care. >> reporter: in order to hold the rally they closed their locations. the irony of closing down for a day to prevent closing down for good. >> we hope we don't end up doing this on a regular basis because we
in washington, thank you. >>> joining us now to talk about the primaries and what happens in november are democrat strategist tonya acker in los angeles and republican strategist dan bartlett in austin, texas. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> good morning. >> dan, let's talk about this. you got delaware. you got kentucky. you got alaska, utah. one after another after another. are all of the tea party victories good for the republican party? >> well, when you have a situation like with mike castle getting beat in delaware it gives you pause because it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. having said that, though, harry, the intensity gap that we are seeing between the two parties this election cycle is mainly being fed by the tea party movement on the republican side so net-net it's still a gain. the prospect of taking over the house of representatives would not happen without this vibrant activity within the tea party so while you have the types of anomalies like we saw last night with mik
is the way for us to make a living in california. that is so true. can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs what we are doing? it would be big loss. >> reporter: parents are praying lawmakers act soon so their kids can keep going to class and they can keep working. >> pass the budget, do it now, think of us. >> reporter: many bay area preschools have taken out loans to stay afloat but with the state budget now three months overdue, they simply can't hang on much longer. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >>> budget delay drags on. governor schwarzenegger and top lawmakers did not hold any budget talks for a second straight day. pechbs reform remains a key issue in the stalemate it has been 91 days since the state blew past what could cynically be referred to as a budget deadline and a week since leaders announce old on a framework for the budget. >>> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman on damage control tonight. she suddenly find herself fighting allegations she had an und
to open next year on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. joining us this morning is alice, she will also be in shanksville. she will be flying out this afternoon. her son mark bingham was on flight 93 and took part in the fight to overcome the hijackers and take over that flight. you have a busy day ahead and a busy weekend ahead. but it's important forward to you being in shanksville. >> i'm looking forward to seeing mrs. bush again. she has been to the crash site several times, she and her husband. i'm looking forward to meeting michelle obama. the security is very high. we have to be there at 0700 and be prepared to be frisked, interrogated. >> interesting. >> but it will be fun, i think. >> exactly. how is it for you going to the memorial site? >> well -- >> it's a temporary memorial site, as i mentioned. >> oddly enough i like it the way it was. whenever -- by the time we got there as families, we were always treated cordially and with a great deal of deference, but i wouldn't have minded going back and witnessing what the emt guys did on that very first day, when flight 93 was noth
'll read your-mails during mfrp news you can't use" on "morning joe" which starts right now. >>> i don't think health care is driving this election, david. i think economy is driving this election. people have anxiety about that economy. i'll tell you what -- >> then why did you do health care and spend so much of last year on health care? >> they don't want -- well, you know why we worked on health care? because health care was a huge -- is and was a huge problem in this country. >> yet democrats are not campaigning on it because it's so polically toxic. you said that wouldn't be the case. you said it would get more popular, not less. >> i think that health care overtime is going to become more popular. >>> welcome to "morning joe." happy monday. mika, that's what i keep thinking about myself. >> what this. >> that one day, one day i'm going to get more popular. my mom tells me. >> you're so popular. you're the most popular boy in school. >> no, my mom says i'm not because they're jealous of me. one day, like health care reform -- >> 21st century is only 10% over. >> that's right, tha
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
our outback alys gets us there... ... sometimes it just tas us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> good evening. i'm dan. it is pay back time in bell, california. city leaders are now suspected felon corruption scandal that has rivetted the country. police arrested the mayor and 7 other city officials for bilking struggling taxpayers and sending salary into the stratosphere. >> this needless to say is corruption on steroids. >>reporter: l.a. county dribingt district attorney says his office has been quietly investigating the city of bell high salary since march. 8 arrest were made today. bizarre former city manager was arrested at his huntington beach home. his bail? 3.two million dollars. >> secretly set his open salary. he misappropriated substantial pay and benefits. by increasing each of them through a series of actions that no one approved of and few if anyone new about. >>reporter: 4 of the 5 current members of the city council for bell were charged and arrested for misappropriation of funds. they are those listed here and the mayor. >> council members were
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
. tapping out means using a card to enter and exit. because of this walkout feature in san francisco, it created glitches in the system that need to be fixed. muni spokesperson paul rose they expect a fix to the problem by octobe . with the soon to be developed firmware patches. it will be up to muni fair inspectors and station agents to toe the line. in san francisco, stanley roberts, kron4 news. >> kron4's jonathan bloom spoke with muni officials tonight, and has their reaction. >> muni officials acknowledged the switch to these new fare gates has been anything, but smooth, but they have a few new ideas, the bug that lets anybody ride for free. >> we're working to fix it. >> reporter: muni spokesperson paul rose made that promise as word of the free ride trick. it's as simple as fooling the motion censor. this man couldn't recyst trying himself. and rose says they will fix it in one of three possible ways. >> we'ring a at software updates to make it more difficult to break the beam. physical equipment to block that from happening and possibly tapping out our system. >> reporter: of
that would apply for the one set on wednesday. >> understate law the department of crepes said it would use a three-drug procedure in regulations they spent years creating. those regulations have force of law and so judge fogel is saying you can either have your rights unthe constitution protected and understate law protected but not both. it's completely unfair. >> reporter: the same judge, judge jeremy fogel, was the one who halted executions in california in 2006. it claimed procedures for the three drug cocktail aimed at killing the condemned was not clear, and the death chamber was too dimly lit to monitor the procedure. but the judge is now allowing the executions to proceed because of a supreme court ruling in 2008 which upheld lethal injections in the state of kentucky and because ohio and washington state have been using 1-drug executions for the past year with no reported problems. that even as fogel presides over a lawsuit challenging the same procedure. brown has filed an appeal with the ninth circuit court. what they plan to do if all stays of execution fail. craig devro, san q
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
to honor cindy tran, ricardo sales, segundia allen and marcaito smart. they wanted to use this as a lesson. >> we are not judgmental. we are not here to judge people for what they have done. we're here to promote the peacefulness within our community. >> he loved deeply, and his life was complex for him, and he just cracked. and that doesn't make him a bad person. >> police say valdemoro and tran were romantically linked. trans sons said the two no longer had a relationship and rumor's love triangle were false. >>> a livermore father will be officially charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 time during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife's son and two of his sons friends fishing late on sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away. none of the injuries are life threatening.
's a wednesday at 6:00. good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news looks as though california's first execution in five years will not take place at san quentin this week and probably not this year. a federal judge has changed his mind and put off tomorrow's scheduled lethal injection. abc 7's terry mcsweeney is at the u.s. 9th circuit court of appeals. that's where the attorney general will be. >> attorney general jerry brown wants the execution to go forward. they will file with the 9th district court of appeals today. that's because the u.s. federal judge jeremy fogel reversed his decision from just last week and was saying the execution could go forward as long as rapist albert brown had a choice of the method of execution either the one-shot or three-shot technique. the 9th circuit returned fogel's initial decisionsy saying that the one-shot method isn't offered in california so he couldn't be offered that. the protocol he objected to in 2006 hasn't been fixed. >> they say what's called the con
for joining us this morning. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist craig herrera. your job is never more important than on a holiday. >> especially this holiday, the end of summer, bash a you coos going. we'll have a lot of friends by tuesday. after that lots of cold air. today the weather headlines, somesh sunshines. tomorrow the same. labor day a couple of degrees warmer. you saw the cloud cover over san jose. there are no delays at sjc but at sfo. low ceilings. kris, we see the fog is 1,000 feet so if you expect somebody to fly in to sfo expect a delay. we have 50s for the north end of the bay. the visibility not an issue. san jose it's down to five miles, that ebs and flows as the wind and the fog comes in. temperatures 1 to 8 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. there is the visibility. notice san jose at the airport 5 miles. here is the forecast, 65 san francisco, 91, san ramon, 84 in san jose, and 86 through sonoma. kris, the middle of the week when i get the seven-day, quite a bit cooler. weekend looks great. >> we'll stay tuned. thank you, craig. this morning crews will cont
's doing to traffic. >>> a little bit of fog out there. will that stop us from setting record highs again today? >>> plus how a late night ruling in a scheduled execution at san quentin effects the case as the morning news continues. >>> good morning. [ audio problems ] september 28th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. check your weather and traffic. here's steve. >> thank you. skies are clear. very mild. just a little whisp or two of fog on the san mateo coast. that's about all i can find. 70s, 80s, 90s by the beaches. few steps inland, 90s and 100s record setting territory possible again today. now an update on traffic with sal. >>> steve, right now traffic is moving well on 80 as you head out to the macarthur maze. no major problems. getting busier as you drive around the bay area. an accident on the shoulder where the car hit a pole. san francisco northbound 101 traffic looks good. coming up in a few minutes give you a complete traffic report including mention of an accident in the north bay. 6:01. back to the desk. >>> sal, thank you. details about a terrifying attack th
. numerous people who live in the neighborhood continue to tell us they smelled gas. one resident says he even saw a pg&e worker checking the area just two days before the blast. >> guys from pg&e, when i got out from my house that morning, he was checking something on the floor with some -- something that beeps. >> pg&e says workers do use a tool that beeps to check for leaks but a smokeman did not confirm for us that any pg&e workers were in that neighborhood before the explosion. pg&e says they are continuing to look into that report. we've assembled an extensive catalog of information on the san bruno fire on our website. you'll find the status of homes, you report videos and a tour of the devastation along with ways you can help the victims. it's all on the home page at abc7news.com. >> california law and order types are today making a surprising call to back the november ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. a group of police officers, prosecutors today will hold a news conference to endorse proposition 19. it would allow adults over 21 to buy non-medicinal pot. joe mcn
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
word. >> one we should all use today. >> like turning starbucks products into gold. >> or sand. >> i think it is. another great story from the west coast we will be talking about in a little bit. bill clinton, somehow managing to get right smack-dab in the middle of that california gubernatorial campaign. he's not even trying. this guy, jerry brown and bill clinton, these guys just hate each other and impacting that race. >> here's my guess, although bill clinton is now in the middle of that race spiritually, my guess is physically, corporately, he may not be at jerry brown's side campaigning on his behalf before november 2nd. >> jerry brown, i forgot this, he refused to endorse bill clinton in 1992, after clinton had locked down the nomination. >> it's true. >> jerry brown, the first guy to bring up whitewater. jerry brown, a guy that bill clinton, just to set the back story, remember the '92 debate, where clinton gets read -- how dare you attack my wife? before we get to the news. >> it's primary day -- >> hold on. i got you guys some gifts, really quickly. >> oh. >> tuscaloosa. th
. >> here's a live look from sutro towers on a clear bay. fortunately we have high pressure. brings us poor air quality and high heat the next couple days. >> the road work just cleared off the upper deck of the bay bridge but plenty more out there. all the details coming up. >> it's 5:00 this wednesday, good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we begin with breaking news out of the east bay. police have found the bodies of two murder victims in vallejo early today. those killings and at least two more maybe linked to a man who died in a shoot-out with the chp last night in richmond. that's where terry mcsweeney is right now, and that's where the shoot-out took place. terry? >> there was two bodies you mentioned found in vallejo this morning are two people who were missing, both tied to the murder suspect, the man gunned down out here at the pacific east mall here at richmond last night. in the car with him last night. after they shot him they went into his car and found another murder victim. take a look at some pictures from last night. this entire chase s
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week. a u.s. district judge is considering the state's arguments that new lethal injection regulations will ensure that condemned inmates will not suffer cruel and unusual punishment. executions were suspended in 2006 but next week, a man from southern california is scheduled to be executed, the first of more than 700 inmates awaiting execution on california's death row. >>> new tonight at 5:00, a bay area man is accused of manipulating his mentally disabled girlfriend into prostitution. now is there an all-out search to find him. south san francisco police received a tip claiming that this man, 27-year-old nicholas jerenias advertised sexual services involving his 21-year-old girlfriend on several different websites. investigators found the woman, who verified the story and told police she gave the money she earned to jerenious. anyone with information is asked to call the police. >>> today marked day 83 without a state budget and students are paying the price. community colleges statewide are turning away thousands of students and cutting classes. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is li
morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. it's tuesday september 28th. i'm pam cook. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here's steve. >>> thank you very much. pam and dave, yesterday a lot of record highs including here and san jose and many many points in between. the fog looks like it's already starting to evaporate. inland we'll still see 100s. go 90 in san francisco. here's sal. >>> steve, right now westbound 80 traffic is moving well as you head to the macarthur maze with no major problems. traffic looking good. also the morning commute looks okay on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. word of a broken watter pipe that has a couple of feet of standing water. we'll tell you about that. [ audio problems ] back to dave and pam. >>> sal, thank you. at 5:00 we have developing news coming from oakland. that's where a 6-year-old girl was shot while she was sound asleep inside of her home. this happened at the corner of east 16th street and seminary avenue shortly after 2:00 a.m. we're live with more information and also reactio
for us right now. steve? >> reporter: lisa, thanks. good evening. the blown section of the san bruno pipeline is here in washington, the ntsb is in the middle of its investigation. but now the pressure is on pg&e to alter its system immediately. in the hearing here in washington, up on capitol hill today, chris johns, the head of pg&e says he's already lowered the pressure of the natural gas in his pipelines that run through populated areas. he's inviting congress to require big gas lines to be moved out of residential neighborhoods. but a clash came on ougauto mat shutoff valves. senator barbara boxer literally sniffed at that. >> you would agree there would have been a shutoff valve, we would have averted the disaster. >> if there were a remote controlled shutoff valve in there, the gas flow would have stopped faster by the time our people got there. >> reporter: so the challenge is laid down. will pg&e make its very, very expensive upgrades and switch to automatic shutoff valves in all of these high-risk areas. about 3,600 miles of pipeline we're told. and do it immediately. the c
the oil began to leak. the u.s. coast guard says it will resume its search later this morning for a woman that placed a may day call in the waters off the coast of tiburon. they conducted searches from the richmond san rafael bridge and to angel island but failed to locate the caller. officials also broadcast alerts to marine traffic in the area. >> it's now 5:05. investigators will resume their search for a fifth day this morning looking for a body that may have been dumbed at a pittsburgh landfill. they're focussed on a one-acre stretching hoping to find clues that led to the whereabouts of frederick salas. he may be the fifth victim in the string of murders all at the hands of valdemoro. police say so far the tedious search has yielded just one clue and it's not much. >> the only thing they have found is a piece of letterhead that had a hercules dress but it's not related to this case. >> investigators are searching in the right area where trash from hercules was dumped. possibly the same trash from the business park where valued marrow once worked and where the car he had was abandone
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza back up to the macarthur maze. there was an oil spill on the upper deck after a bus lost its transmission. that's why we are so badly back up for this necommute. the meter and lights were turned on a very close to 6:00 a.m. you can see things are backed up let switchover showing you traffic trucker interstate 80 is backed up all along the glory short freeway. we are seeing indications of of back up in macarthur maze. let's back that out a bit you can see there ride coming down from the freeway is definitely slowing things. slow from children's hospital in the westbound direction. a big problem for this commute. you can see all approaches are born to be jammed for a while. let's take go look at another problem interstate 580 in the westbound direction the back up from 2 05 interchange through the altamont pass towards airway boulevard. that was where there was another spill. the traffic has moved much better through livermore. the problem is a back up reach
. >> reporter: some of it goes to alcohol? >> most of it does. >> reporter: billy uses his disability to check to buy vodka. he is homeless and spends many of his nights in a sleeping bag at u.n. plaza. with the drinking often comes trouble are. >> in trouble, getting fights, yes. getting rolled over by the police. this is in my head here two months ago. i don't remember what happened. >> these are individuals that get picked up by paramedics, in the emergency room, back and forth. some people picked up multiple times a day. >> reporter: called the chronic inebriates, the top 225 of them are draining the city's resources at a cost of $13.5 million each year. that is why he is headed north to search for solutions. he is creating a program where homeless alcoholics live. medical supervision, meals and alcohol are free. dusty wants to create similar pretreatment housing here but he has already attracted many critics. >> i understand that there is some controversy about providing people with alcohol but the potential we can with stabilize people who are really falling through the contracts and cos
holt. the two of us are sitting here together, it means one thing, it's a monday holiday. we're laboring away. matt and meredith will be back tomorrow. always good to be with you. >> the "b" team. no, we're the "a" team. >> b-plus. anyway, this time last week, of course, we were watching tropical storm and then hurricane earl made a real close pass to the east coast and now we're looking back in the gulf there is a new storm to worry about today. >> that's right. it's tropical storm hermine which formed in the gulf of mexico overnight. it's the eighth named storm of the season. tropical storm warnings have been posted already for northern mexico and south texas, which could get hit with severe flash flooding. we're going to get the very latest on the track of the storm in just a moment. >>> then, it has happened again. another woman has had acid thrown in her face, the second time in less than a week. this time the attack occurred in arizona. once again, it was another woman who did it. was it a topee cat attack? we'll ask an expert coming up. >> unbelievable. >>> plus an nbc
everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. a firefighter remains in a san francisco hospital this morning after being severely burned while balloting wildfire near bodega bay. they believe the volunteer firefighter touched a power line. the fire begin near highway 1 and bodega highway. so far it's burned nearly hundred acres but crews have it 80% contained. chp is escorting drivers through a section of highway 1 near the scene. amy hollyfield tells us more. >> more than 300 firefighters from 14 different agencies pounced on this fire, but it had a lot of fuel to keep it going. it wasn't until six and a half hours until after it got started that firefighters got most of it contained. >> it was amazing. i mean, it was so fast, from the time it happened probably within a minute. it was uncontrollable. >> tracy crane was at home watching television when the power went out. she was headed toward the breaker box when she saw the fire. she barely got out in time. >> everything i left sitting on the counter. >> the fire burned a rural area right around highway 1. the location and dri
hernandez has reaction to this development. >> reporter: there are three drugs used during this execution. one of those drugs is becoming part of a problem that's the sedative. the sedative has an expiration date of this friday, october 1. that date is becoming an obstacle in the execution date. >> the courts have said there is no question that an unanecessary advertised execution is unconstitutional. it comes down to the delivery of the if first drug, the anesthetic, working the way it's supposed to. >> reporter: if the sedative set to expire is not used in the execution rescheduled for thursday, it's likely an execution would not be held until january of next year because the drug's makerred that the drug may not be available for a few months. an appeals court feared that expiration date may have hurried the decision of a federal judge to continue with the scheduled execution. the ninth u.s. circuit court of' peels told the judge last night he had to compare the new lethal injection's procedures to the state's former practices. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and t
will join us for the after the show show. log on for our after the show show right now. >> peter: see you tomorrow, folks. economy, here's the weekly drum beat on jobs in america, 450,000 americans filing for first time unemployment benefits last week, that's down just a notch, down about 3000 from a week earlier, still not nearly enough to ease concerns on the economy. much more on that as we get rolling right now here in "america's newsroom". >>> there are new cracks showing in the democratic ranks ahead of the midterm elections over the hot issue of the bush tax cuts expiring. this is picking up by the day. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, live in "america's newsroom". how you doing, martha. martha: hi everybody, i'm martha maccallum. president obama facing growing opposition from members of his own party. this is the hot issue of the day, folks, over raising taxes on the highest earners in this country. now, some democrats, asking if that move, if raising it for the wealthy, could cause more harm than good. listen to this: >> so raising anyone's taxes at this moment in time i
. coming up at 6:20. mike mcintyre will be here with us to talk about the start of the new season. want to hear what he has to say. >>> the san jose sharks could not beat him so they decide to join him. the newest goalie to join the sharks on the roster is a familiar face to hockey fans in the bay area. niemi killed the sharks in the playoffs and led the blackhawks to the stanley cup. he was solid. but now he will be with team teal. there is a deal to get him. it will be made official. details later on. beefing up things between the pipe there. >> getting ready all these sports changes. exciting. >> it is. >> we hope mike -- >> i'm getting the chicken wings ready. >> oh, chicken wings, yes. looking over here at highway 4. an incident that just popped up, chp reported just a few minutes ago, within the last ten minutes, an accident reports westbound at willow pass road. you will find slowing coming through pittsburg and bay point in the next few minutes because it's blocking two lanes. that's not good timing because this is about the time we typically see a slowdown through antioch. spee
farewell. then as the cameras rolled, he slowly came back to life and the whole family is with us for an exclusive interview today, friday, september 3rd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on this west coast morning. they are looking at west coast time and that is cape hatteras in north carolina. i'm matt lauer. >> pretty rolling out there. i'm ann curry in for meredith. good morning, everybody. here on the east coast, as you were mentioning, earl has >> this morning the storm's outer bands stretch from north carolina all the way up the coast into pennsylvania andp ne jersey. fortunately the eye has so far remained offshore. that's good news. >> top winds are 105 miles per hour. it was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight, so, so far the storm surge has been minor and the flooding minimal. cape cod and nantucket are in its sights and are expected to get hurricane-force winds later today. >> we've got the storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker. he's in
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for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news, oakland police on the hunt for a gunman who shot a six-year-old child while she slept in her family's home overnight. theresa garcia's live from the oakland police department with more. theresa? >> this is definitely what you call violence and definitely anger anyone with a conscience at least. the oakland police have since left the home where the shooting happened early this morning. and now the investigators have to find out who so boldly shot up this house while the entire family was asleep inside. now you've got a six-year-old girl recovering after being struck by a bullet inside her home. ten people live here but the only one hit was the six-year-old asleep in her room with her parents. two or three gunmen on the street opened fire shooting about two dozen rounds into the house on seminary avenue and 16th street. >> we observed several rounds up to about 25 were fired into the rear of the home. we learned from the family everyone was inside asleep. >> i heard the gunshots, and then i started -- i heard my mom crying an
>> that's all for now. i'm chris hansen. for ann curry and all of us at nbc news, thanks for watching. >>> this sunday, the politics of the economy. have americans lost faith in the president and his party to dig the country out of recession? >> the hole the recession left was huge. the progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans are still looking for work. >> can the white house d anything before november to put people back to work? and who is right in the debate about your taxes? i'll explore the president's thinking and go inside the white house's campaign strategy with senior adviser to the president, david axle rod. then, nine years after 9/11, what's behind the new wave of anti-muslim sentiment in america? has the president helped or hurt by wading into controversies about an islamic community center and mosque in lower manhattan and a florida's pastor threat to burn a holy koran. an exclusive interview with former mayor of new york city and 2008 presidential candidate, rudy giuliani. finally, our political roundtable weighs in on the legacy of the 9/11
was shot and spoke to a man who lives across the street. he told us he heard 30 shots from what he thought was an assault rifle. and says he hit the ground immediately. it was around 10:30 last night in the 1200 block of 87th avenue. after getting up and making his way outside, he saw family members running out of that house, screaming, they shot mama. police are not releasing any information about the woman. but the neighbor told us, he thought she was in her 50s, living with her large family, along 87th avenue. the man said he had just moved into the neighborhood and hadn't had any problems. so this scared him. paramedics did take the woman to the hospital. and as i mentioned, she's in critical condition. we're live at police headquarters this morning. notice arrests so far. but again, we are waiting for an update from police. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in oakland are looking for two other leads. they both took place about 9:45 last night. and one of the shootings was deadly. the fatal shooting happened near a gunfight at 45th and international. polic
in america and the outlook for the midterm race. with us the bestselling author of "no god but god: the origins, evolution and the future of islam" reza aslan. former white house press secretary to president clinton, dee dee myers, republican strategist mike murphy and ron brownstein of the "national journal." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. after a weekend of start and stop announcement, news from iran this morning that jailed american sarah surer will be released on $500,000 bail along with shane bower and josh fattal. she's been accused of spying and detained in an iran prison last summer. joining me from des moines, iowa, the president's top political adviser, david axelrod. welcome back to meat meet, mr. axelrod. >> thanks, david. good to be here. >> what about this news from iran? when will she be released and will it happen this time? >> obviously we're hopeful and encouraged by these news but there have been starts and stops in this before and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> as far as bower and fattal
of the country waking up to extreme weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. of course, in the midwest, there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story then turns out to be in southern california. in california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. downtown los angeles yesterday, they armometers topped out at 1 degrees, all-time high. the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest ever demand for ele electrici electricity. hattie kaufman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: a high pressure system trapped the heat which is not good news for firefighters battling several brush fires. >> the wind, the heat and the humid
. the german owned ship was taken over by pirates yesterday. no shots were fired. u.s. warships are i task force protecting ships from pirate attacks. >> third night near rowe the protest in lost influence. the protests and again at the site where a man was shot and killed sunday. you can see some strong police presence on the plate street. people setting fires not too far away. l.a. police chief met with residents who were upset about the shooting. they were booed and heckled protests were triggered by the shooting of an immigrant who lunged at the place with a knife. >> president barack obama is urging the minister to call off burning of a crown this weekend. he calls it their recruitment bonanza for all cadets. the minister is willing to rethink the act if the white house and the pentagon calls him. this is a nearby church in gainesville yesterday people there want the world to know they are against what preacher terry jones is planning. jones says he is going to do it to mark the ninth anniversary of the 911 attacks. >> 7:20 a.m. check out the wild fires that is burning in bolder bould
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